Program Assistant Svcs for Undocumented Sdts (Contract Position)
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: January 15, 2020
Program Assistant Svcs for Undocumented Sdts (Contract
Bright Success Center
$22.66 - $24.33 Hourly
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
The Program Assistant Svcs for Undocumented Sdts Performs a limited
range of counseling and advice to assist undocumented students at
Provides straightforward counseling and advice to commonly
encountered situations independently, but receives assistance for
unusual situations. The Program Assistant for Services for
Undocumented Students, in partnership with the Coordinator for
Services for Undocumented Students, provides essential support by
means of technical efforts related to program tracking,
communications and publicity; manages all program logistics
including space reservations, financial, payroll and reimbursement
processes; fulfills a critical role to communicate with external
(federal) constituencies to sustain and enhance compliance with
expectations as outlined by the University of California Office of
the President (UCOP) and private grants; compiles data and other
reports related to the program's outcomes; readily learns and
adapts new software, policies and procedures to create a program of
support for undocumented students.
Specifically, this individual contributes to the design and
implementation of assessment and evaluation tools and techniques
and performs and leads the associated initial compilation and
analysis processes. The Program Assistant also develops and
maintains awareness and insights into student support services
campus-wide toward proper referral of undocumented students as
needed, through daily interaction and formal and informal student
success advising and consulting.
Provides general assistance and appropriate referrals for related
academic, personal, financial, and/or career counseling
difficulties as experienced by undocumented students. Analyzes and
assesses students' problems and needs; communicates and provides
follow-up efforts to ensure students receive the support that they
Provides support for all program logistics and office management.
Including fiscal management of all funds and grants, budgets,
transportation, and other expenditures. Pursues ongoing education,
in collaboration with Sponsored Projects staff regarding federal
guidelines and compliance for upkeep of the grant funding and
Assists in the development and maintenance of reports providing key
data; advises Coordinator on outcomes as needed.
Assists the Coordinator for Services for Undocumented Students with
periodic financial reports as required by the University of
California Office of the President (UCOP) and private grants.
Advocates on behalf of student concerns. Assists students with
personal and academic development, as well as other concerns as
they pertain to students' status. Astute in problem solving and
Collaborates with colleagues, campus units, and/or external
partnership in addressing solutions and possible outcomes that
contribute to the academic success of students.
Assists in the selection, training and supervision of
paraprofessionals and student volunteers. Including overseeing
student staff support as they pertain to the performance of their
delegated duties (i.e., tallying surveys, event preparation, office
reception, website upkeep, and other duties as needed).
Bachelor's degree and 1 year of progressively responsible directly
related experience or equivalent experience / training
Basic knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling,
learning, human and career development required.
Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including
critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal,
self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices,
and leadership required.
Familiarity with the methodologies used to enhance student
achievement in a research university environment required.
Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and
first-generation college, underrepresented,
disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students
in higher education required.
Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying
solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing
and administering programs required.
Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs
Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies
and procedures, including policies on handling student records and
confidential document required.
Knowledge of Federal, state, and local requirements to provide for
access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical
issues governing the delivery of counseling services required.
Demonstrated ability to learn and implement student tracking
software including Excel, Simplicity, and other similar tool
Knowledge of Federal and state policies, initiatives, or
legislature that pertains to undocumented communities
Experience managing fiscal ledgers, basic accounting, or managing
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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
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